As regular readers of the blog will know, I regularly find myself attending The Zodiac Sessions in Bruxelles every Wednesday. The acoustic music night curated by Barry “Jazz” Finnegan is an excellent place to uncover some new talent on the Irish music scene and listen to old friends playing songs in an intimate and supportive environment. This blog has already written about Zodiac regulars Dan Elliott and Amy Naessens, and another name that you should make the effort to familiarise yourself with is Dublin singer/songwriter, Ryan Cahill.
The first thing that hits you when you hear Cahill sing is the deep and soulful feel of the vocals. There is a rawness to his voice that demonstrate the Otis Redding and James Morrison influences.
The good news is that we don’t need to wait too long before we start hearing new music from the Dublin man, as his eagerly anticipated debut EP, Ghosts, is set to be released in June. One of the tracks that will feature on the EP is the beautiful When I Come Home.
Watching Ryan Cahill perform and you can’t help but feel that you at the beginning of a journey in the music, and the quality of songwriting on display so far suggests that it could a long one.
Ryan is playing The Sugar Club in Dublin on 15 June, tickets are available here.